1960s Unlabeled Hand Made & Beaded and Sequin Netted Cord Dress

This is an exquisite 1960s dress whose exterior is covered with hand done bead & sequin work. It is made out of black cord net that is then covered with hand made flowers adorning its entire surface. You would rarely see this level of handwork on a piece today and if you did the cost to produce it would catapult it onto the world of couture. Each flower, complete with gorgeous fronds of green leaves, has been meticulously made by hand using bright combinations of sequins and beads. Each flower has a raised 3D effect. I took several detail shots so you can get an idea of the workmanship and also included a shot of the back of the fabric so that you can see the handwork. The flowers cover the entire dress and I particularly love the way the pattern changes at the hem and becomes a more dense design of the flowers. My client was sure it was a designer piece, but women removed the labels during this time period so its no longer known who it is from. It is a remarkable example of the fined hand work being done during this time period regardless and is quite beautiful. You can change the look depending on the hue you wear under the cording. Excellent condition.

Unlined and closes with a back painted metal zipper. Hand finished and all the bead and sequin work is hand done. Carefully stored.

Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 36" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# E654

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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